As we all know, the summers in Dallas are very hot, so how do you plan on stayIng cool this summer? You might find it hard to beat the heat without spending some extra funds that might impact your monthly family budget. Don’t fret; we are here to provide you some really cool air conditioning tips that’ll help you beat the heat by reducing energy consumption.
- Check/Replace the Air Conditioner’s Filter: A clean air filter assures you have clean air in your home. It’s advisable to regularly change or clean the filter of your air conditioners after month or two of use. Are you often suffering from allergies due to pets? Well the reason that may be behind it is that whenever your pets shed, the clogged air filter often fails to capture the hair, fur and dander. All this leads to worsening of your allergies/infections. In short, a clogged air filter allows less air to pass through your AC system and often results in overworking the system. You can set monthly or bi-monthly reminders to replace your air filter resulting in better and cleaner air to breathe.
Extra Tip: You might want to consider adding a high-efficiency air purifier, such as the Carrier Infinity series unit if your air conditioning unit can’t remove enough allergens and dust.
- Switch on the Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans are installed to push the air and create a swift breeze that eventually helps in lowering the room temperature. One interesting fact that most people are unaware of is that ceiling fans work only when you are inside the same room as the fan because they operate through evaporative cooling, eventually removing the sweat/moisture from your body that makes you feel a cooling sensation. So it’s a good idea to switch off the ceiling fans when you are away from the room.
- Curtains: Curtains are not only installed to add to the decor of your room but also are an effective way to keep your home cooler. Shades and blinds you can close are easily available in stores. Curtains prevent sunlight from directly entering your home and eventually start the greenhouse effect. So it is always advisable to invest in light colored curtains that can reflect light and heat away from the house and keep the house cool.
If you desire quick access to more great tips or you have any plumbing or air conditioning needs, give us a call at 214-340-6300. We’ll be happy to hear from you!